As you can guess from the beer I’m reviewing, I went to Revel a week ago. My sister and I hit up the Mussel Bar and it was fantastic. I started my night drinking one of these, knowing that I’d only be able to try it here or if I ever drove down to Maryland…
Style: Belgian Pale Ale
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Druon Antigoon was a mythical giant who lived in Antwerp. Guarding a bridge on the river Scheldt, he exacted a toll from those crossing the river. For those who refused, he severed one of their hands and threw it into the river. Eventually, Antigoon was slain by a young Roman soldier named Brabo, who cut off the giant’s own hand and flung it into the river. According to folklore, and as celebrated by the statue in front of the town hall, this legend is the origin of the name Antwerp: Antwerpen, from Dutch hand werpen—akin to Old English hand and wearpan (= to throw), that has changed to today’s warp.”
Random: Toast is yummy. I haven’t had toast in a long ass time. Yes, this is how you know that I’m sick.
This poured with a fluffy, three finger white head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly hazy dark yellow color with no visible carbonation. The nose presented with Belgian yeast, banana, and mild clove. The taste was also light with some Belgian yeast, lemon zest, banana and clove and coriander. The body was medium thickness with light carbonation. The finish came through with some spiciness that lasted for awhile. I could see if you were Robert Wiedmaier why you’d like a beer like this. It’s flavorful, but mild enough that it lets the bigger flavors of the food standout. I really enjoyed this, especially with my mussels. This is a must try.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0